I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Right Kind of Wrong by Chelsea Fine
Series: Finding Fate #3
Published by Forever, Hachette, Hachette Audio on September 2, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary, Dating & Sex, Family, Love & Romance, New Adult, Romance
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Sometimes wrong can feel oh so right . . .
Jenna Lacombe needs complete control, whether it’s in the streets . . . or between the sheets. So when she sets out on a solo road trip to visit her family in New Orleans, she’s beyond annoyed that the infuriatingly sexy Jack Oliver wants to hitch a ride with her. Ever since they shared a wild night together last year, he’s been trying to strip away her defenses one by one. He claims he’s just coming along to keep her safe-but what’s not safe for her is prolonged exposure to the tattooed hottie.
Jack can’t get Jenna out from under his skin. She makes him feel alive again after his old life nearly destroyed him-and losing her is not an option. Now Jack’s troubles are catching up to him, and he’s forced to return to his hometown in Louisiana. But when his secrets put them both in harm’s way, Jenna will have to figure out how far she’s willing to let love in . . . and how much she already has.
I really enjoyed the audiobook for the first book in this series, The Best Kind of Broken. When the audiobook of the third book in the Finding Fate series became available, I didn’t hesitate to snap it right up. The time spent listening to Right Kind of Wrong flew right by for me. I really liked fiery Jenna and just-as-fiesty Jake as they made their way cross county on a road trip from college, and then dealt with some heavy and even dangerous problems once they reached home in Louisiana.
Jenna: Aloof, Funky, and Needs to Be In Control…
Jenna is a tattooed, independent, and outspoken college student that needs to be in control of everything in her life, especially when it comes to men. She’s had the disappearing acts that both her father and grandfather pulled early in her life as perfect examples of how undependable men can be. She has her life all planned out, right down to what she’ll do with her art degree when she graduates. One night with her good friend Jack–her very sexy and smart coworker at the bar she bartends at, mind you–is enough to scare her deeply because he’s got her feeling things that she swore to never feel. And she nips that prospective relationship in the bud, crushing Jack’s heart in the process.
Jack: Sexy, Fierce, and Loyal to a Fault…
Jack went to college in Arizona, on the other side of the country, to get away from his past and family for a reason, and it’s one that he’s successfully buried. The Jack that Jenna knows and likes is funny, mouthy, and cocky, but he’s a genuinely nice and protective guy. But his feelings for Jenna have been eating at him for the last year, ever since he and Jenna hooked up one drunken night–and connected on a much deeper level. He won’t let her forget it, even though he doesn’t throw it in her face. All it takes is a barrage of phone calls from his mother and brothers, pleading with him to return to Louisiana to help find his other brother that has gone missing, for his world to shake on its carefully built foundation. And when he finds out that Jenna is driving back to New Orleans for her grandmother’s annual health scare disguised as a reason for everyone to return home to visit, he doesn’t hesitate to invite himself along.
Sparks fly–both good and bad
Jenna and Jack clash and argue, but as a rule they don’t do knock down drag out fights. They’re both stubborn and want things they’re way, but Jack is more likely to give in to make Jenna happy. Jack’s personal situation is quite different from Jenna’s back home, and it’s up to him to resume his former role in the family and pull his brother out of the troublesome situation that he’s in. He doesn’t like the person that he has to be in this dangerous situation, and he’s afraid that Jenna won’t like him anymore after seeing him that way. Jack is such a fiercely loyal, protective, and at the same time kind man that he won me over within a few pages.
I give Right Kind of Wrong a 4.5 out of 5. Jenna and Jack have some of the most fun banter and arguments as the drive from Arizona to Louisiana, and once they arrive the meat of the story hits and the emotion is ramped up. Neither one wants to admit that they love the other out loud, but at least they aren’t in denial to themselves, which was refreshing. The characters and situations are a bit darker and rougher in this installment, and I really enjoyed the more adult tone of the book. The audiobook is fantastic, and the narrator’s voice flows from character to character quite nicely. I highly recommend listening to the audiobook by Hachette Audio.